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Strategic Scientific Reserve (S.S.R.)

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Appearances: Captain America: The First Avenger | Marvel One-Shots: Agent Carter | Captain America: The Winter Soldier (mentioned) | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Agent Carter

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"The Strategic Scientific Reserve is an Allied effort made up of the best minds in the free world. Our goal is to create the best army in history."
Chester Phillips

The Strategic Scientific Reserve (S.S.R.) was a top-secret Allied war agency during World War II. It was formed in 1940 to battle the Nazi special division HYDRA. The Allies won the war thanks to the S.S.R.'s Super Soldier Captain America. After the war, the S.S.R. was later absorbed by S.H.I.E.L.D. after its founding.


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    Agent Peggy Carter 
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    Colonel Chester Phillips 

Colonel Chester Phillips

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"You don't win wars with niceness, doctor. You win wars with guts."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Tommy Lee Jones

Voiced By: Blas García (Latin-American Spanish dub); Juan Antonio Gálvez (European Spanish dub), Yves Rénier (European French dub), Éric Gaudry (Canadian French dub)

Appearances: Captain America: The First Avenger

"If you have anything to say, now would be a perfect time to keep it to yourself."

The US Army Colonel in charge of the Super Soldier project alongside Erskine. Upon first seeing Rogers (before the serum), he "wanted to cry" and had absolutely no faith in the young asthmatic. Even after the project worked, Phillips still considered it a failure because Rogers was its only product instead of the supersoldier army he hoped for. While Phillips went off to the battlefield, he intended for Rogers to be locked up in a lab - didn't work out quite so well as the Captain became America's greatest propaganda icon. After the Cap saved 400 prisoners from HYDRA, the two reconciled and worked together to bring down Schmidt.


    Dr. Abraham Erskine 

Dr. Abraham Erskine

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"So many people forget that the first country the Nazis invaded was their own."

Species: Human

Citizenship: German

Portrayed By: Stanley Tucci

Voiced By: Pedro D'Aguillón, Jr. (Latin-American Spanish dub); Pep Antón Muñoz (European Spanish dub), Bernard Alane (European French dub), Jacques Lavallée (Canadian French dub)

Appearances: Captain America: The First Avenger | Spider-Man: Homecoming (as a mural painting)

"This is why you were chosen. Because a strong man, who has known power all his life, will lose respect for that power. But a weak man knows the value of strength, and knows compassion."

A German scientist and inventor of a Super Soldier formula. He picks Rogers as the candidate out of an entire muscled platoon, believing that a weak man knew the value of strength, and knew that Rogers was a truly good man.


  • All Germans Are Nazis: Defied and averted. As Erskine notes; "many people forget" the first country the Nazis invaded was, in fact, Germany.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: His name is "Abraham", he had to leave Nazi Germany, he has some resemblance to Albert Einstein, and his wife has been confirmed as Jewish in the tie-in comic all suggest this.
  • The Atoner: He works with Americans to create an American super-soldier because he was responsible for the creation of the Red Skull... even if it was at gunpoint.
  • The Chooser of The One: He chooses Steve Rogers to be Captain America.
  • Cool Old Guy: For Example, in his conversation with Steve the night before the procedure about drinking.
  • Death by Origin Story: He dies in the same scene as the creation of Captain America.
  • Famous Last Words: Averted, instead he gently smiles and points to Steve's heart as he dies, reminding him to never forget his promise to stay a good man.
  • Foil: To Ho Yinsen. Both were scientists (actually Yinsen was a doctor but same principle) that served as respective mentors to two of the mightiest heroes/avengers the world has ever known. The defining difference between them is that Yinsen helped Tony reevaluate his morals and become a better man, while Erskine insists Steve to stay the good man he already was. Even their deaths, both die in the arms of their charges, Yinsen using his last breath to tell Stark to not waste his life whereas Dr. Erskine wordlessly points to Steve's heart, reminding him to stay the person he was.
  • For Science!: Averted. He doesn't want to create a super soldier for its own sake; he wants to so this super soldier can do good in the world.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Since he knows that if one person had to be picked to be the only one to get the full serum, it should have been Steve.
  • Herr Doktor: Steve is initially surprised to see him because of this reason; his accent is German.
  • The Mentor: To Steve; mentoring, empowering, death; the whole nine yards.
  • Misery Builds Character: See his quote above; the reason he picked Steve is because Steve knows what it's like to be weak, and can empathize with those who can't defend themselves.
  • My Greatest Failure: Allowing Schmidt to take the Super Soldier serum.
  • Nice Guy: Insists on noble qualities for his super soldier because he wants it to be used to end the war. He clearly isn't lacking in noble qualities himself.
  • Non-Action Guy: Not a fighter obviously.
  • No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: He intentionally kept all the notes to his super-serum in his head, as he didn't want anyone to replicate it and then misuse it.
  • Parental Substitute: In their friendship Abraham was a gentle figure of wisdom and the man who allowed Steve Rogers to be reborn as a new man, effectively becoming his second father in every sense of the word.
  • Secret Test of Character: He gave Steve several tests to see whether or not Steve's the All-American Face that's perfect for his Super Soldier project; Rogers passes with flying colors.
  • Token Enemy Minority: A German-born scientist working for the Allies in WWII.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Adamant in his belief that it takes a kind heart to create the ultimate warrior, not just loyalty or willingness to fight; hence his choice of Steve as his candidate for the Super Soldier Serum test. And eighty years later, Mjölnir itself, to whom only those who are noble and kind-hearted may wield, validates Dr Erskine's faith by deeming Captain Rogers worthy of its power. The good doctor would be proud of Steve.
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    Howard Stark 
See the Stark Industries page

    Lorraine 

Pvt. Lorraine

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"And the women of America, they owe you their thanks. And um, seeing as they're not here..."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Natalie Dormer

Voiced By: Dulce Guerrero (Latin-American Spanish dub); Ana Aznárez (European Spanish dub), Bianca Gervais (Canadian French dub)

Appearances: Captain America: The First Avenger

Private Lorraine served in the United States Army during World War II. She was the secretary of Colonel Chester Phillips.


  • Canon Foreigner: She has no comic counterpart.
  • Forceful Kiss: Forced Steve into one, until they're caught by Peggy.
  • Sexy Secretary: For Phillips; she's his personal assistant and played by the sinfully sexy Natalie Dormer. She wastes little time trying to seduce Steve.
  • She's Got Legs: As part of her Sexy Secretary get-up. The audience gets a view while she tries to seduce Steve.

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    Agent Jack Thompson 

Agent/Chief Jack Thompson

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"Something you learn in war: Not every battle you win is a notch on your belt."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Chad Michael Murray

Voiced By: Luis Daniel Ramírez (Latin-American Spanish dub); Claudio Serrano (European Spanish dub)

Appearances: Agent Carter

"Poor guy. I hear he got his personality shot off in Iwo Jima."
Daniel Sousa

One of Peggy's coworkers at the S.S.R. who's sexist, but competent. Becomes Chief of the New York City office in Season 2.


  • The Ace: Thompson is a competent S.S.R. worker, was awarded the Navy Medal during the war, and is also quite handsome.
  • Ambition Is Evil: In Season 2, he seems content to turn a blind eye to corruption in exchange for a high position in a new agency when the S.S.R. is fully dissolved. Subverted, though, as he also thinks to be protecting his subordinates from accusations as communist spies, which in those days were career-killers regardless of innocence. Not only that, but it turns out he was unaware Vernon Masters was even corrupt to begin with.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: A serious moment between him and Dooley has Dooley out right saying he has a crush on Peggy, which Thompson doesn't refute, implying he demeans and dismisses her to cover it up.
  • Blood Knight: Subverted. While he takes pleasure out of his Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique, and Sousa implies that he was quite the killer back in the war, when seen in an actual firefight Thompson gets overcome by fear rather than by bloodlust. Rather than look back fondly on his time in the war, he seems to hold it in shame.
  • Broken Ace: Thompson secretly confided in Peggy that he killed Japanese soldiers that he assumes were about to surrender and covered it up, and feels great remorse over his actions.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: While she may not quite be Cthulhu, Dottie Underwood is certainly on another level from Thompson and he legitimately broke his hand punching her out, while she ultimately escaped.
  • Cannot Spit It Out:
    • Covered up that the soldiers he killed he thinks were trying to surrender and later just could not bring himself to admit it.
    • He can't admit his romantic feelings for Peggy, though this is more out of his arrogant and sexist attitude.
  • Canon Foreigner: There's no Jack Thompson in the main comics.
  • Character Development: Started out as a Straw Misogynist, but has gradually come to respect Peggy; his entire character arc by the end of the first season is described in detail by Agent Carter Executive Producer and Screenwriter, Michelle Fazekas:
    “The interesting thing, for instance about Thompson, is Thompson has actually learned nothing. Which is an overstatement - He’s learned something. I know this is a different topic entirely but his theme at the end of the show… We always thought of as this is the moment you decide how the rest of your life is going to go. And he thinks about it and he knows what the right to do is and he chooses to do the thing that benefits him the most. I think I’m actually probably wrong when I say he hasn’t learned something. He’s learned something, but now it’s almost worse that he’s actually making the active choice, like, “I’m going to screw a bunch of people over because it benefits me.” I find that really interesting because it’s growth, in a way, because he’s taking charge. But it’s growth in the wrong direction.”
    • In the second season, Thompson initially sides with the villainous Vernon Masters, but learns to set aside his own ambitions when it comes time to do the right thing.Unfortunately, he's then shot, and his fate is unclear.
  • Corrupt Cop: In Season 2, due to influence from Vernon Masters. He knows everything that Peggy's saying about him and the Arena Club is true, but Thompson doesn't seem to care.
  • Dark Secret: Thompson won a Navy Cross for rescuing his sleeping camp from a Japanese ambush. Only after he killed them did he began to think the enemy troops had come to surrender, as they were carrying a white flag. He buried it before any of his fellow soldiers saw it, and has had to live with the guilt of his presumed mistake ever since the war.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Thompson is a sexist jerk who is constantly being condescending towards Peggy, but even he doesn't approve of Krzmenski's attitude.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Was given the credit for stopping Leviathan's plan by the government (apparently because he was the senior agent involved), when he probably was the person whose contributions were the least important to preventing the gassing of Times Square.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: His relationship with Peggy improves dramatically after the Russia mission.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop:
    • The Bad Cop to Dooley's Good Cop. As we see when he interrogates Jarvis, he's very good at this even when he doesn't resort to physical force.
    • However, it's flipped in "SNAFU" when he plays the Good Cop to Sousa's Bad Cop while interrogating Peggy. It stands out even more because at the start of the series he had no empathy for Peggy and no reluctance for using violence.
  • Hidden Depths: When they finally interact in private, he surprisingly reveals to Peggy he's not blind to her abilities, and even appends the aforementioned observation about her perceived inequality by stating that it is unfair. The fact that he still does nothing to deter the sexism or help her, even when in a position to do so in Dooley's absence, implies he's quite defensive about maintaining his "image" as a "man's man". In The Iron Ceiling, we find out he is haunted both by killing enemy soldiers he thought were surrendering and lying about it to save face.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: In two parts.
    • Towards Peggy, he's a condescending, sexist jerk. But as pointed out by Dooley, this may be just a way for him to hide his crush on her.
    • In general, he's an arrogant, smug jerk to everyone in the S.S.R. (sans Dooley). However, it's implicitly stated that it's how he deals with him killing Japanese soldiers that he believes were about to surrender and then covering it up.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: When Sousa implies that Thompson was rather bloodthirsty during the war, he plays it off like this.
    Thompson: Something you learn in war: Not every battle you win is a notch on your belt.
    Sousa: The way I hear you fought, I'm surprised there's any belt left to notch.
    Thompson: Just doing what needed to be done.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Thompson starts to become more respectful of Peggy and recognizing of her abilities as Season 1 goes on. But in the season finale, he's mistakenly credited for saving the city when Peggy and Sousa did most of the work. Rather than point the praise to them, he takes all the credit once again for something he didn't do.
  • I Owe You My Life: Peggy saves him in "The Iron Ceiling" when he freezes up during a firefight. After that he's much more respectful to her, and even tells her after her arrest that it's why he doesn't believe she's a bad guy, as a Leviathan agent would have no reason to save someone she hates.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: He uses a liberal dose of it to extract information from the Roxxon Oil inside man.
  • Jerkass: He is sexist and dismissive of Peggy, even more than the other S.S.R. agents, and outright tells her that she is not going to be thought of as the equal of the men.
    • Subverted in him actually respecting Peggy's abilities but not thinking they will be recognized by the present attitude towards women.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Thompson may be a complete jerk, but he does make some good points once in a while.
    • When Sousa interrogates a homeless man who was a witness to the events on the Heartbreak, he tries to appeal to his better nature by pointing out how they're both war veterans rejected by society. But the man refuses to care, so Thompson enters and tries a different tactic: bribing the man with a burger and bottle of scotch. Sure enough, the guy springs for it and starts talking, with Thompson telling Sousa, "Not everyone wants a hug."
    • Thompson later makes an unfortunately accurate for the times speech to Peggy about her efforts to prove herself are doomed because of her gender - which still doesn't justify why neither he nor Dooley has ever allowed her an opportunity to try.
    • In Season 2, he clearly tries to weasel the S.S.R. out of pursuing the Isodyne investigation, but he's right in calling Peggy out for not having any hard evidence and for taking the whole thing too personally after Jason Wilkes (supposedly) got killed.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Very hard to see, but Thompson eventually proves he's not entirely a jerk. He does notice Peggy's skills, has genuine remorse over accidentally killing Japanese soldiers who he believes were about to surrender, and after a mission with the Howling Commandos, Thompson finally shows Peggy some respect. Continues in "SNAFU", where he's arguably the least aggressive towards Peggy during the S.S.R.'s interrogation of her, and indicates he does not want to use his Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique on her. And while he doesn't stick up for her as vocally afterwards as Sousa, he privately admits to Sousa that he too supports her.
  • Meaningful Name: "Jack" is a slang word meaning "man", perfectly embodying his "macho-y" nature.
  • Nepotism: His rapid rise in the S.S.R. is in part due to his father's political connections.
  • Number Two: He is Roger Dooley's de facto second-in-command, being in charge of the office in Dooley's absence.
  • Pet the Dog: In Season Two, even though he's become corrupt he does his best to protect Sousa and Peggy from Masters's wrath by trying to get them to drop the Arena Club investigation, lest they become the victims of a smear campaign.
  • A Real Man Is a Killer: Genuinely traumatized by being rewarded for killing enemy soldiers he thinks were attempting to surrender. The fact that he buried their white flag and didn't tell anyone the truth has messed him up quite a bit, since everyone expects him to be this ultra-manly war hero.
  • Returning War Vet: Like much of the cast. He is implied to have served in Iwo Jima.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: During the team's firefight in Russia he freezes up, leading Peggy to snap him out of it. He also dislikes talking about his wartime in the Pacific, despite having earned a medal there since only he knows it was from a presumed surrender.
  • Slut-Shaming: Asks if Peggy is used to serving under Captains. She says she's not used to serving with boys.
  • Stepford Snarker: Very snide, especially when it comes to his war record. In front of Dooley, he snarks that the reason Sousa is willing to believe Peggy is because he's carrying a torch for her, but when he and Sousa are alone, he admits he believes her, too.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While he's not entirely "cured" of his sexism, Thompson gradually stops the sexist quips directed at Peggy and begins to respect her skills. He even is the more sympathetic to her when interrogating her after she's arrested. But that doesn't stop him from taking the credit for her accomplishments. He knew it was wrong, just like he knew it was wrong to hide the Japanese soldiers' white flag, and he may well be just as haunted by it in the future. But it didn't stop him from choosing to snub her.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: His coworkers don't think much of his leadership style while he is in charge.
  • Uncertain Doom: What ended up being the series finale ended with Thompson getting shot by a mysterious assailant. With the series being over, it's completely up in the air whether he died or not.
  • You Are in Command Now: Temporarily while Chief Dooley is away interrogating a Nazi war criminal, and then for real after Dooley's death in "SNAFU".

    Deputy Director Roger Dooley 

Deputy Director Roger Dooley

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"I buried myself deep in this job the day that I started."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Shea Whigham

Voiced By: Óscar Gómez (Latin-American Spanish dub); Antonio Villar (European Spanish dub)

Appearances: Agent Carter

The chief of the New York City S.S.R. branch, where Peggy works.


  • Adaptational Heroism: The thing Dooley is known for in the comics is that he was a corrupt and depraved S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who had sexually harassed She-Hulk. He's still a jerk in the show, but not anymore so than the typical male of the era. In fact, this Dooley is treated as a good guy, a mostly-competent chief of the S.S.R. and dies heroically saving his employees from a bomb explosion.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's blond in the comic.
  • Age Lift: In as much as he was originally depicted in the comics' present-day, but the show shows him as the same age, or older, shortly after World War II.
  • And Starring: Shea Whigham gets this treatment in the OBB.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Dr. Fennhoff hypnotizes him in episode 7, causing Dooley to lock up Peggy and Jarvis, steal a Stark invention for the doctor, and put on an explosive vest threatening to blow up the whole office.
  • Da Chief: He's the classic hard-ass chief, though with a counter-intelligence organization rather than a police one.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a very dry wit and a tendency to snark at the more outlandish things his job meets.
    Dooley: (after finding McFee fleeing while tied to a chair) Do I even need to ask?
    McFee: Ask what?
    Dooley: Yeah, I guess you're right. I used to strap a chair to my ass and take long walks around the neighborhood, too.
  • Everyone Has Standards: When Thompson makes a crack about Peggy after she leaves during a tense moment Dooley not so subtly tells him to shut it.
  • Famous Last Words: "Atta girl." (to Peggy)
  • A Father to His Men: After Krzeminski's death, he vows to not lose another one of his agents and to get the man responsible. He gets a similar treatment from the rest of the S.S.R. after his death.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Downplayed. Dooley shows mild awareness he's doing something wrong while hypnotized and at one point is reluctant to hand Fennhoff the invention. When we see inside his mind, he admits he knows he let a criminal get away but he couldn't find the will in himself to snap out of the trance and arrest him.
  • Freudian Excuse: Dooley's casual sexism towards Agent Carter apparently stems from his wife's infidelity.
  • Happy Place: Imagining he's with his family is how Fennhoff keeps him delusional and under his control.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After being fitted with an explosive vest, Dooley shoots a window and jumps out of it to prevent the S.S.R. from being destroyed with him.
  • Hidden Depths: His sexism seem to have been the result of his wife's infidelity. As a result, he distrusts women.
  • Inspector Javert: Dooley fully believes (incorrectly) that Howard is a traitor to his country and is hellbent on proving it, but he's just misguided rather than unsympathetic. Eventually, as he uncovers more on the Finow massacre, he even comes to question his views towards Stark.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He doesn't want to sent Peggy on missions, but as he points out in "The Iron Ceiling" if anything happens to her, he'll be the moron who got a woman killed in action.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Dooley is rather sexist and dismissive of Peggy, but he's a dedicated lawman who cares about his agents and his country.
  • Noble Bigot with a Badge: He treats Carter with the same casual sexism as most of her colleagues and tends to dismiss her input if it's not convenient to him, but he's genuinely committed to serving and protecting his country, and according to Whigham, cares more deeply for his agents (including Peggy) than he feels capable of showing.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When evidence comes to light that implies Stark is being set up he immediately starts looking into discovering it. He also recognizes Peggy's competence just before his death.
  • Sacrificial Lion: The local Big Good dies in "SNAFU".
  • Trailers Always Lie: Press materials said he would be a Reasonable Authority Figure who would be supportive of Peggy and appreciative of her accomplishments. In the series itself, he appears to be just as sexist as the rest of the S.S.R.

    Agent Ray Krzeminski 

Agent Ray Krzeminski

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Kyle Bornheimer

Appearances: Agent Carter

A dim but strong agent of the S.S.R.


  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: In-universe example. His coworkers are saddened by his death even if he wasn't the nicest to them. Even Peggy is confused at why she's unhappy about his death.
  • Asshole Victim: A case where neither the "asshole" nor "victim" part is downplayed. While during his screentime he's constantly rude, dimwitted, and cheating on his wife, his coworkers are saddened by his death even if he wasn't the nicest to them. But he's still "one of [them]", and part of Peggy's unhappiness about his murder is that she suspects the assassin meant to take out her.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not particularly well-respected by his coworkers. While they investigate a explosion at a Roxxon refinery, he's assigned the menial task of prying apart the wreckage.
  • Death by Secret Identity: The arrested thug tells him a female agent with a British accent beat him up. If he wasn't killed, chances are he would have figured out he was talking about Peggy.
  • Dumb Muscle: Not the smartest agent, but very strong. When looking over the compacted Roxxon remains, he wonders out loud if the bomb had a magnetic effect. When Thompson corrects him and points out that magnets don't pull wood and concrete, Ray gets miffed and chides him for being "Isaac Newton".
  • Fat Bastard: Alongside Thompson, he's one of the most abrasive of the agency.
  • Fat Slob: Heavier than his fellow agents and, in his first scene, has a mustard stain on his shirt. After his death, his desk is strewn with roses but nobody bothered to wipe up his breadcrumbs.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: No one at the S.S.R. seems to like him. Not even Thompson.
  • Hypocrite: Mocks Peggy for supposedly getting around during the war but cheats on his wife with a girlfriend and at least one prostitute.
  • Jerkass: Mocks Carter for being a woman and Sousa for being a cripple. Even Thompson doesn't like him.
  • Kavorka Man: The rudest, most misogynistic (which is really saying something), least intelligent, least attractive man in the S.S.R., and he still managed to get both a wife and a girlfriend. Even the hooker was oddly enthusiastic about seeing him around.
  • Kick the Dog: When he notices Sousa has feelings for Carter, he cruelly tells him she'd never love a cripple after being with Captain America.
  • Mauve Shirt: He has a name and a basic personality but that's about it.
  • Sacrificial Lion: He is the first S.S.R. agent to be killed on the show. And Dooley doesn't want to lose anyone else.
  • Slut-Shaming: Implies Peggy really got around during the War (for which neither the audience nor the S.S.R. have any evidence that this was true).
  • Stout Strength: Pries apart the fused wreckage of the refinery.
  • Who Murdered the Asshole?: After his death, Sousa dedicated most of his time to investigate his murder even when other agents like Thompson had other jobs to do.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Was cheating on his wife with another woman. And on top of that he was implied to frequent prostitutes.

    Agent Yauch 

Agent Yauch

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Alexander Carroll

Voiced By: Daniel Abundis (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Agent Carter

An agent of the S.S.R. assigned to protect Dr. Ivchenko.


  • Fighting from the Inside: Downplayed. Though seemingly a faithful puppet of Ivchenko/Fennhoff, he refuses to take him to the lab with Stark's confiscated weapons, because Dooley ordered all agents to stay out of there.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Dr. Ivchenko pegs him as a middle child as he's eager to please while competing with his siblings for the attention of his parents. Ivchenko notices a similar dynamic between Yauch, Thompson, and Chief Dooley.
  • One Last Smoke: Ivchenko uses hypnosis to send him to his favorite bar and get one last drink before walking into traffic.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Dr. Fennhoff hypnotizes him into helping Leviathan and then walking in front of a car.
  • Red Shirt: He's killed to show just how dangerous Dr. Fennhoff can be.
  • Spotting the Thread:
    • Early on he notices that Dooley's been taking a really long time talking with Ivchenko, until Thompson urges him not to bother.
    • When Fennhoff starts hypnotizing him, Yauch looks suspiciously at his hypno-ring, but ultimately his attention drifts back to the doctor.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After telling the doctor everything he can about the S.S.R. headquarters, he's ordered to kill himself so that the S.S.R. doesn't learn about his hypnotizing.

    Agent Mike Li 

Agent Mike Li

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Eddie Shin

Voiced By: Ferso Velázquez (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Agent Carter

An S.S.R. agent who accompanies Carter and Thompson to Russia.


  • Death Notification: He had a wife, who Dooley had to notify after his death.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: During a firefight with Leviathan guards, he's killed by Black Widow in-training Eva in "The Iron Ceiling".
  • Remember the New Guy?: Never been seen or mentioned before "The Iron Ceiling" but has apparently been an agent of the S.S.R. the whole time.
  • Token Minority: The only named Asian-American man seen in Agent Carter.

    Agent Rick Ramirez 

Agent Rick Ramirez

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Greg Serano

Appearances: Agent Carter

An S.S.R. agent who accompanies Carter and Thompson to Russia.


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    Agent Daniel Sousa 

Agent/Chief Daniel Sousa

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"You think because I'm wearing a suit and I got a clean shave, we're different? We're not. We're both people nobody cares about."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Enver Gjokaj

Voiced By: Raymundo Armijo (Latin-American Spanish dub); Eduardo Bosch (European Spanish dub)

Appearances: Agent Carter

An injured veteran working at the S.S.R., and probably Peggy's Only Friend in the department. Becomes Chief of the LA office in Season 2.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: Thompson and Dooley are openly jerks, but their condescension toward Peggy causes them to often miss her covert actions. Sousa, however, is kind to her and believes she's competent, which means he doesn't underestimate her and thus is the one to discover she's a double agent. While normally he's the "good cop" during interrogation, he turns out to be pretty aggressive if he believes you personally betrayed him.
  • Brainy Brunette: Sousa is a lot more competent than his colleagues give him credit for.
  • Canon Foreigner: There's no Daniel Sousa in the main comics.
  • Cane Fu: Can use his crutch as a weapon.
  • Deadpan Snarker: At times, mostly about his sexist coworkers.
    Sousa: [of Jack Thompson] Poor guy. I hear he got his personality shot off in Iwo Jima.
  • Disabled Snarker: He was injured during WWII, and as established, he's a Deadpan Snarker.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop:
    • He's the Good Cop when interrogating a homeless bum in "Time and Tide". Sadly, he finds that being empathetic to the man's plight just gets him rebuffed over and over, while Thompson's bribery approach immediately gets the guy talking.
    • In "SNAFU", he instead falls into the Bad Cop trope when interrogating Peggy, as he feels personally wronged by her perceived betrayal.
  • Fair Cop: Former Edition. Daniel was a police officer before WWII; it's the reason he's a better investigator than anyone else in the S.S.R. New York Office (except for possibly Peggy). Might even be a Shout-Out to Enver Gjokaj's cameo role in The Avengers (he's one of the NYPD cops that Steve co-ordinates with during the Chitauri invasion).
  • Handicapped Badass: During WWII his leg was injured to the point where he's permanently crippled, getting around with the aid of a crutch. That doesn't stop him from easily taking out a homeless veteran with said crutch when the latter becomes aggressive. He even manages to hold his own and survive against Dottie, the first character to do so in a straight-up fight.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Thompson and Dooley are the ones in charge, but Sousa surpasses them both in terms of detective skill and cunning.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Sousa is hinted to have a crush on Peggy, but Krzeminski tells him to stuff it, claiming she'd never look at a cripple like him when she's dated Captain America.
    Gjokaj: I think there’s definitely a situation where... if she hadn’t dated Captain America, he might ask her out for a drink. It's like if your new girlfriend dated Ryan Gosling. It's going to make you sweat a bit.
  • Inspirationally Disadvantaged: Deconstructed. Sousa tells a story of being applauded while entering a diner but another GI was not. That was when he realized they were applauding him out of pity for his disability.
    Sousa: So, I walk into this diner. This isn't a joke. I walk into this diner, and everybody starts clapping. And I look around at first, confused, and then I realize, oh, they're clapping for me, in my dress uniform, 'cause I served and came back alive, like you...So, I pretended to curtsy. Played it off as a joke, and then I'm working on my meal. I look up. I see another G.I. walk in. So, I put down my fork, put down my knife, get ready to clap. And nobody else does a thing. Silence. That's when I realized they weren't clapping for me. They were clapping for this and this. (gestures to leg and crutch) Clapping because I make them feel guilty, and they want to feel good.
  • Irony: His brightness and willingness to see Peggy as the competent agent that she is, rather than dismiss her as just a Sexy Secretary... leads him to be perhaps the biggest threat to her cover when she's working to clear Stark's name.
  • It's Personal: When Peggy was accused as traitor in "SNAFU", he feels personally betrayed so he becomes the bad cop and is the most aggressive in interrogating her, while Thompson and Chief Dooley are more composed in doing so.
  • Jerkass Ball: In "SNAFU", Sousa accuses Peggy of sleeping with Howard, saying that he's "as good as they say" and that he "scrambled her brain". This goes away again after Peggy comes clean about her own interrogation and possessing a vial containing Steve's blood, with him trying to convince Dooley to believe her.
  • Madonna–Whore Complex: Peggy diagnoses him as having one regarding her; he idolizes her, but turns against her when she's revealed to be a double agent and accuses her during the interrogation of having been been seduced by Howard.
    Peggy: [To you, I was] the girl on the pedestal, transformed into some daft whore.
  • Nice Guy: Supportive to Peggy in contrast to his co-workers. This is initially averted in "SNAFU", however, with him being the most aggressive interrogator out of him, Thompson and Dooley.
    Sousa: You're an agent, but they treat you like a secretary.
  • Not So Above It All: A rather depressing reveal. Sousa took Peggy's part against the rest of the S.S.R.'s sexism, but while his opinion of Peggy is more benevolent, it's just as sexist in a different way: by idolizing Peggy, he set himself up to be disappointed when it looked like she wasn't the perfect woman he envisioned, and he turned on her pretty viciously. While he was initially reluctant to believe she was a traitor, the fact that he assumes she's only doing it because she's sleeping with Howard Stark is the nail in the coffin here. To his credit, though, the instant Peggy starts laying down all her cards, he believes her, so much so that Thompson says it's because of his crush on her.
  • N-Word Privileges: Freely jokes about his lost leg, but is annoyed when others make jabs about it.
  • Only Friend: He's the only one to accept Peggy as a S.S.R. agent, mostly because of his feelings for her. Because of this he feels particularly betrayed when he assumes her guilt in "SNAFU", leaving her with zero friends, until she was able to convince him and his colleagues of her innocence.
  • Rank Up: Gets promoted to being chief of a new branch of the S.S.R. on the West Coast between seasons.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: To Peggy in season two.
  • Returning War Vet: Lost the use of his leg during the Siege of Bastogne.
  • Second Love: Slowly becomes a contender for this for Peggy. In the Season 2 finale, they get together. It's strongly implied that he's the guy who eventually becomes Peggy's husband, as we see from the 1953 recording of Peggy in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Then again, no indication of him is made at any point in any of the movies, suggesting that the marriage may not have lasted...
  • Undying Loyalty: Season 2 gives him this towards Peggy, even as powerful forces threaten both of them and Peggy herself tells him to save himself from the sure-to-come fallout.
    Daniel: I'm in this with you 'til the end, Peggy.
  • Utility Weapon: He sometimes uses his crutch as a weapon. It even gave him an edge when throwing down with Dottie.

    Rose Roberts 

Rose Roberts

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Lesley Boone

Voiced By: Isabel Romo (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Agent Carter

An S.S.R. employee who operates phones and watches the front.


  • Action Girl: Rose shows off her combat skills in season 2.
  • Alliterative Name: Rose Roberts.
  • Ascended Extra: She's a Bit Character in the first season, but has an increased role in the second.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Dr. Samberly and Howard seem to think so. Samberly not-so-subtly has crush on her, while Howard shamelessly flirts with her while Samberly watch.
  • Bit Character: Initially; shows up a couple of times only in Season 1, prior to becoming an Ascended Extra.
  • Hidden Badass: She appears to be just a phone operator in her first few appearances but carries a gun and is ready to use it to protect the S.S.R. headquarters. In addition to that, she is quite proficient in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Number Two: Rose becomes Sousa's unofficial right-hand woman when he is appointed head of the LA office.

    Dr. Aloysius Samberly 

Dr. Aloysius Herbert Samberly

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"I'm doing my best."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Portrayed By: Matt Braunger

Voiced By: Nacho Rodríguez (Latin-American Spanish dub); Antonio Cremades (European Spanish dub)

Appearances: Agent Carter

A scientist working in the S.S.R.'s LA office.


  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Orders a pickled herring salad sandwich for lunch. When placing the order on the phone, Thompson finds the mere idea of it so disgusting he can barely even say it.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He feels like because he is not a field agent, his work isn't given the appropriate recognition. He isn't entirely wrong.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Nobody at the S.S.R. can stand Samberly, and that includes Sousa. This is actually why Sousa feels he can trust him. He figures that there's no way Samberly could be secretly working for the bad guys because they wouldn't want him around either.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He is the one who comes up with the gadgets the S.S.R. agents use in the field.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: He joined the S.S.R. because Sousa promised him that he would get training and become a field agent, but he ended up in a lab.
  • Insufferable Genius: He may be a genius on par with Wilkes or Howard Stark, but his pettiness and resentment make him act like a jerk towards the agents, even in urgent situations.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Samberly is bitter, petty and irritable but he's far from a bad person.
  • Mad Scientist: He has a very cavalier attitude regarding the testing of his gadgets on his coworkers.
  • Non-Action Guy: He is completely useless in a fight, a fact that he blames on Sousa for not keeping his promise of getting him training.

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